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Summary: Birthmarks are coloured marks that are visible on the skin. They are often present at birth or develop soon afterwards. There are several different types of birthmark and some of them are very common.

Vascular birthmarks usually occur in the head and neck area, mainly on the face. However, both types of birthmark can appear anywhere, including inside the body.

If surface blood vessels are affected, a vascular birthmark will appear red, purple or pink. If the affected vessels are deep, the birthmark will appear blue.

Pigmented birthmarks are tan or brown coloured skin marks.
Language: English
Format: Online Resource
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Publisher: the NHS website

Last updated: 14/11/2018